M. H. Tromp, 1598–1653

By C. R. Boxer, published February 1954


Aims to bring the key details of various Dutch works, especially the work of F Graefe and M G de Boer, on Admiral (Van) (der) Tromp (or Trump) into the English language. The article concentrates on personal details, starting with his apprenticeship at sea under his father, which ended when English pirates killed his father. It examines his early both merchant and naval service, his time as a Barbary slave before examining his time with the Dutch Navy ashore and at sea with his victories against the Spanish at the Downs and the Dunkirkers, before his death at Texel.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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